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Photos: Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke Receive the 2022 Fred Ebb Award Photo Photos: Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke Receive the 2022 Fred Ebb Award
by Jennifer Broski - May 3, 2022

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company presented the seventeenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to the team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke.

Photos: See Jawan M. Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Isabelle McCalla & More at Rosie's Photo Photos: See Jawan M. Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Isabelle McCalla & More at Rosie's Theater Kids Passing It On Gala 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Rosie’s Theater Kids returned to the stage to honor CBS President and CEO George Cheeks and Broadway producers Cathy and Elliott Masie (The Prom) at this year’s Passing It On Gala, an evening of performances celebrating mentorship.

New Date Announced For 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presentation Photo New Date Announced For 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presentation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented to the team of Isabella Dawis & Tidtaya Sinutoke by Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney on Monday May 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony at Bond 45. T

VIDEO: Ben Fankhauser Performs Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's New Song 'Chao Photo VIDEO: Ben Fankhauser Performs Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's New Song 'Chaos'
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

Emmy-nominated writing team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond have released the world premiere recording of their song 'Chaos', performed by Ben Fankhauser (Newsies) with orchestrations by August Eriksmoen (Come From Away, Bright Star), is now available.

Ben Fankhauser to Debut 'Chaos,' A New Song from Kooman & Diamond, March 25 Photo Ben Fankhauser to Debut 'Chaos,' A New Song from Kooman & Diamond, March 25
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022

Emmy-nominated writing team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond (Romantics Anonymous, Disney's Vampirina) announced the world premiere recording of their song 'Chaos' will be released on Friday, March 25th, 2022, performed by Ben Fankhauser (Newsies).

Video: First Look at THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES at BDT Stage Photo Video: First Look at THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES at BDT Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2022

To some of us, waking up to learn our life has  become a musical would be a dream come true. To others, it would be a true nightmare. Luckily, there's a musical for that! Described as The Truman Show meets Family Guy, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes drops our hero, an average man in his 30s, smack dab in the middle of a fantastical quest through all things musical theatre.

Broadway Records Will Release A New Musical Song Cycle, 16 STORIES Photo Broadway Records Will Release A New Musical Song Cycle, 16 STORIES
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

Broadway Records announced today the release of 16 Stories, a collection of 16 previously unrecorded songs written by award-winning musical theatre creators from around the world and recorded by The Australian Discovery Orchestra.

THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES Opens Friday at BDT Stage Photo THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES Opens Friday at BDT Stage
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

To some of us, waking up to learn our life has become a musical would be a dream come true. To others, it would be a true nightmare. Luckily, there's a musical for that! Described as The Truman Show meets Family Guy, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes drops our hero, an average man in his 30s, smack dab in the middle of a fantastical quest through all things musical theatre.

17th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions For 2022 Workshop Photo 17th Annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions For 2022 Workshop
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University once again seek out the nation's most talented young songwriters and writing teams for the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, now in its 17th year. The free weeklong songwriting workshop returns to Northwestern's Evanston campus from June 19-25.

17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Ceremony Postponed Photo 17th Annual Fred Ebb Award Ceremony Postponed
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2021

 The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that their Fred Ebb Award ceremony, previously set for January 3rd, 2022 at Birdland Jazz Club, has been postponed. 

Michael Kooman Videos

BWW Exclusive: Hear Alfred Molina Sing on Disney's VAMPIRINA VideoBWW Exclusive: Hear Alfred Molina Sing on Disney's VAMPIRINA
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2019

Drama League Award winner Alfred Molina ('Red') guest stars on this Friday's new episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Vampirina.' He voices the role of Sir Ghoulgood, a friendly ghost who resides in the local theater. In the episode, he sings a song titled 'Center Stage' about how he doesn't mean to haunt the theater, but he just can't help but perform, even if humans are around.

BWW Exclusive: Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell Sing 'The Gift I Wish For Every Ye VideoBWW Exclusive: Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell Sing 'The Gift I Wish For Every Year' on Disney Junior's VAMPIRINA
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld has the exclusive sneak-peek of the duet that Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform in this Friday's new episode of 'Vampirina.'

BWW TV Exclusive: Rosie's Theater Kids Make Some Noise in Rehearsals for Spring Benef VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Rosie's Theater Kids Make Some Noise in Rehearsals for Spring Benefit!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2019

In just under a month, Rosie's Theater Kids will present  PASSING IT ON: An Evening of Mentorship taking place on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 PM at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues).  

VIDEO: Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell Discuss Their Roles on Disney's VAMPIRI VideoVIDEO: Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell Discuss Their Roles on Disney's VAMPIRINA
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 20, 2018

Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell guest star as Vampirina's grandparents in a special holiday episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Vampirina' premiering FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior.

BWW Exclusive: See Carol Kane Get Animated on Disney's VAMPIRINA VideoBWW Exclusive: See Carol Kane Get Animated on Disney's VAMPIRINA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2018

Legendary stage, film and television actress Carol Kane guest starring in tomorrow's new episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Vampirina,' which follows Vampirina (aka 'Vee') as she faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town after her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.

VIDEO: Christian Borle Lends His Singing Talents to Disney Junior's VAMPIRINA VideoVIDEO: Christian Borle Lends His Singing Talents to Disney Junior's VAMPIRINA
by Macon Prickett - Mar 15, 2018

'Treasure Haunters' - Vampirina and her friends help a ghost pirate search for treasure so that he can be freed from a haunted map. Tony Award-winner Christian Borle guest stars as ghost pirate, Rusty Topsail, in this upcoming episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series 'Vampirina,' premiering FRIDAY, MARCH 16 at 11:00 a.m. ET on Disney Channel and in the DisneyNOW app.

BWW TV Exclusive: Patti LuPone Talks Upcoming Guest Role on Disney's VAMPIRINA VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Patti LuPone Talks Upcoming Guest Role on Disney's VAMPIRINA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 29, 2017

Tony-award winner Patti LuPone ('Evita') will make her guest voice appearance as Vee's grandmother, 'Nanpire' in Disney's hit animated series VAMPIRINA.

BWW TV Exclusive - Andrew Rannells Guests & Sings on Disney Jr's VAMPIRINA VideoBWW TV Exclusive - Andrew Rannells Guests & Sings on Disney Jr's VAMPIRINA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 5, 2017

Tony nominee Andrew Rannells guest-stars on tomorrow's episode of Disney Junior's new animated series VAMPIRINA. Check out BWW exclusive first look below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Lauren Graham Performs Original Song from Disney's Musical VAMPIR VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Lauren Graham Performs Original Song from Disney's Musical VAMPIRINA
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 2, 2017

James Van Der Beek and Lauren Graham(GILMORE GIRLS, GUYS AND DOLLS) will voice the roles of Vampirina's parents, Boris and Oxana Hauntley, in Disney Junior's animated series VAMPIRINA, premiering Oct. 1. Get a sneak peek below!

BWW TV: Emily Skeggs, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kate Shindle & More Perform at SING AND TELL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 2, 2015

Last night, Thursday October 1, Samuel French, the world's largest publisher and licensor of stage plays and musicals, in collaboration with HowlRound, presented Sing and Tell: A Benefit Concert for the Dramatists Guild Fund at Feinstein's/54 Below.